What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is an approved and regulated profession.

In the UK to use the title "chiropractor" practitioners must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council.

The following are two commonly accepted definitions of Chiropractic.

 

1) A health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft tissue manipulation.

World Federation of Chiropractic, 2001.


2) Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, with special emphasis on the spine. It emphasises manual therapy including spinal manipulation and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation, and includes exercises, and health and lifestyle counselling. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Endorsed by the General Chiropractic Council code of practice.
  2. Endorsed by the Committee of Advertising Practice, (CAP) codes.